extraordinaire

[ eks-tra-awr-dee-ner ]
/ ɛks tra ɔr diˈnɛr /

adjective French.

extraordinary; uncommon; remarkable.
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extraordinaire


adj.

1940, from French extraordinaire (14c.), literally "extraordinary, unusual, out of the ordinary," but used colloquially as a superlative; see extraordinary.

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